Monthly Archives: August 2017

Bucket List

Well, I get to check off one more item on my bucket list.  Back in the mid sixties, an amazing little motorcycle hit the market, and hit my High School parking lot.  Some kids from affluent families showed up on what was a Honda 50cc scooter.  It was the subject of the positioning statement for Honda, “You Meet The Nicest People On A Honda” that propelled the little bike into the most popular motorcycle on the planet.  The Beach Boys wrote a song about it, and the Hondells had a hit record with the song “Little Honda”. I never could afford one back then, and always had it on my list of things I’d love to have.  Then along came this little beauty!  Newer and bigger than the original, but the exact same styling.  My Honda C70 Passport, or Cub as some people call them, great fun, and a bike that seems to attract people who want to talk about it, and smile when they see it go by.

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Jane Bunnett

I was fortunate to mc the Jane Bunnett and Maqueque show tonight at the Blue Frog.  They brought the high energy of Cuban music to the stage.  An all star band backed Jane in one of the final performances of their current tour.  It was outstanding!  A standing ovation brought on an encore and left the audience wanting more!  You can see why this group is a multi Juno award winner and a Grammy nominee.  The Boston Globe said, ““Jane Bunnett and Maqueque… utterly shatters the glass ceiling of Afro Cuban Jazz”   We were so fortunate to have them In White Rock at the Blue Frog Studios.

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Byrd Dawg II

Byrd Dawg took over the Blue Frog Studios in White Rock B.C. once again, with their tribute to the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel.  Joel Dietrich and Wayne Rempel, backed by the Vintage Electric band took to the Blue Frog stage for 2 shows tonight.  After a Summer time off, I was back mc’ing the show, and what a great show it was!  The boys thrilled the audience with their harmonies, and emphasized that they were paying tribute to the music, not trying to imitate the 2 duos.  All the great hits were there, and both crowds had a great time singing along to all the classic hits.

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